True and False Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ The Lord Jesus
said in Matthew 7:21 ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter
the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in
heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in
your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many
miracles?” 23 Then I will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me,
The be a true Disciple, the Lord Jesus must know you! [See John 14:23-24 at
the top of this webpage]
That means you must have fulfilled the demands of His Perfect Gospel and have
him and his father come and make their home with you!
You will never love and obey Him, if you don't know who he is!
Many Lost Souls seek to enter Heaven through the religion called
Christianity. But fail as they fall in love with their Church and it's Leaders!
This webpage is to help you learn who the Lord Jesus is, that you may choose
to love Him and learn what His Gospel requires of you!
The narrow and wide gates The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 7:13
‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that
leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and
narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
You will not find the small gate and narrow road to Heaven if you don't learn
who the Lord Jesus is!
Watch my short video about who is Jesus (It's an
early video using a £10 webcam)
Who is this Saviour, Jesus?
What Five Apostle's said...
In the Holy Bible five Apostles each give us their portraits
of the Lord Jesus Christ who called them to live with him and learn from him as
he carried out his Fathers wishes here on earth all those years ago.
Matthew gives us a portrait of Jesus as The Kingly Messiah.
Jesus is called "king" eight times: 2:2, 21:5; 25:34, 40;
27:11, 29, 37, 42.
Called "Son of David" nine times: 1:1; 9:27; 12:23; 15:22;
20:30-31; 21:9, 15; 22:42.
Recurring word, "fulfilled," indicates that the Messianic
prophecies were fulfilled in him.
Mark gives us a portrait of Jesus as The Wonder Worker.
The miracle worker and tireless servant of God and man.
Demonstrates his divinity and compassion by his mighty works of mercy and help,
6:2. "That he even does miracles!"
Luke gives us a portrait of Jesus as The Friend of Sinners
Coming to seek and save the lost, 19:10.
See stories of.
The good Samaritan, 10:30-37.
The lost sheep, 15:4-7.
The prodigal son, 15:11-32.
The Pharisee and the tax collector, 18:10-14.
The penitent thief, 23:39-43.
John gives us twenty one different portraits of Jesus.
Each chapter of the gospel of John contains a portrayal of
some special aspect of the character or work of Jesus.
Son of God, 1:1-14.
Son of Man, 2:1-10.
Divine Teacher, 3:2-21.
Great Physician, 5:1-9.
Bread of Life, 6:32-58.
Water of Life, 7:37.
Defender of the Weak, 8:3-11.
Light of the World, 9:1-39.
Good Shepherd, 10:1-16.
Prince of Life, 11:1-44.
True Vine, 15:1-16.
Giver of the Holy Spirit, 16:1-15.
Great Intercessor, 17:1-26.
Model Sufferer, 18:1-11.
Uplifted Saviour, 19:16-19.
Conqueror of Death, 20:1-31.
Restorer of the Penitent, 21:1-17.
John, knew Jesus was Alive.
Jesus, the Lord of Judgement.
In Revelation, we read of the Lord Jesus appearing to John the apostle [may not
be the same John who wrote his Gospel] while in exile in Patmos and giving him a
book of judgement, that is, as the method and government of God. It reveals the
consummation of the world's history, and gives a panorama of God's final
dealings with the earth. It opens with a distinct and three-fold blessing
pronounced a blessing first, upon those who read, secondly, upon those who hear,
thirdly, upon those who keep the things that are written therein. The church has
no right to neglect her Master's last message.
Jesus, the Lord of All.
God is revealed as supreme in the government of the universe, the Spirit as the
light and activity of that government, and Jesus as the faithful Witness, and as
ruling the kings of the earth.
The outlook of Revelation is larger than the Church of Christ.
It deals, not with the relation of God as father to the company of saved in the
church, but to His larger relation as King and Governor of the whole earth.
There has been a great deal of cloudy thinking and teaching on
these subjects. Many seem to imagine that the Church and the Kingdom of God is
the same thing. The fact is that the Kingdom of God is infinitely larger than
the Church, and includes that whole realm over which God is King, and in which
that Kingship will finally be established.
Today the true Church recognises and submits to that Kingship.
The time will come when all nations shall recognise and submit. The true Church
is an instrument to that end. Yet she is a complete entity within herself,
having her specific vocation in future ages.
Jesus, Warns about the Danger of Being Lukewarm. Revelation 1:17-18 ``Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the
Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the
keys of death and Hades.''
Let His words to the Church of Laodicea be a warning to us,
not to cheapen His grace and patience. May our response to His appearances,
exhortations, warnings, teachings, commands and promises be right. For as Right
People, right with Him and right with each other, we will be united by the true
Holy Spirit with confidence in His power and Christ's reward to all whom
overcome sin. Do not be lukewarm but let His words to the Church of Laodicea be
a warning to us, not to cheapen His grace and patience.
May our response to His appearances, exhortations, warnings,
teachings, commands and promises be right. For as Right People, right with Him
and right with each other, we will be united by the true Holy Spirit with
confidence in His power and Christ's reward to all whom overcome.
Jesus, Both Lord and Victor.
Though the teaching in Revelation has not been perfectly understood, especially
by this writer, its great principles are evident. It shows the final overthrow
of evil and the setting up of the eternal kingdom of God. It moreover teaches us
that that overthrow and that setting up will be realised through the Lord Jesus,
the anointed King. Whom the Holy Bible and experience proves, beyond all
reasonable doubt, is alive and in control.
Jesus, a Perfect Lord.
In His letters to the seven Churches, we see four distinct matters: Christ's
titles, commendation, complaint, counsel. These were not always given in this
exact order, for in some cases either commendation or complaint is omitted.
Jesus, A Powerful Light.
A most important principle to be perpetually borne in mind by those who would
fulfil the highest function within the body of Christ [not religious
Church] is that the world waits for light. The body's only capacity for shedding
light is that it should live in the day, which the face of Christ creates for
it. No group and no individual member of the body, can fling across the darkness
one ray or gleam of light save as that group or that person lives in the
sunshine created by the shining of His face.
That light was eclipsed in the darkness of Calvary's Cross,
but from behind the dense cloud, it broke again to shine upon all those who
receive life by the way of that Cross, and through them to flash upon the night
of the world.
Jesus, An Honest Lord.
Let us hear today all He has to say. What He says to us shall be the truth, and
we will know it. If He has praise for us, that shall be our main reward. If He
speaks words of complaint, heeding them, let us find our way to true and deep
repentance. Let us listen principally for His words of counsel, and hearing them
without reserve let us yield to Him our quick obedience. If He gives us His
word; His promise, this we know, that what He wills is best, so to His
chastisements we render ourselves that we may find His great reward.
Paul New Jesus Was Alive
Who is the Lord?
Paul tells us that to him the title "Lord" was extremely important. In the New
Testament the title is used 581 times. Paul uses it 253 times. It is used 5911
times by the Old Testament writers. When Paul referred to the facts of the
Gospel history he speaks in Acts 20:35 of what the "Lord" Jesus said and in 1
Cor 11:23 did and in 1 Thes 2:15; 5:9, 10 suffered. In 1 Thes 2:19 it is our
"Lord" Jesus who is coming, etc. In prayer also the title is given 1 Thes 3:11;
Eph 1:3. The sinner is invited to believe on the "Lord" Jesus Acts 16:31; 20:21.
In addition, the converted are to look to the "Lord" Jesus for deliverance Rom
7:24, 25. Moreover, in the few exceptional cases in which the personal Name
stands alone a reason is always discernible in the immediate context.
The title "Lord", as given to the Saviour, in its full
significance rests upon the resurrection Acts 2:36; Romans 10:9; 14:9, and is
realised only in the Holy Spirit 1 Cor 12:3.
Jesus, a Living Lord.
The word resurrection occurs 40 times. The Holy Bible in both the Old and the
New Testament is full of examples where the Lord Jesus had a relationship with
some of God's created people. Not once did any Spiritual Leader speak of the
Lord Jesus as if he was a religious theory, a superstitious God of legend, up
there somewhere to be cried out to or praised. Indeed, the Lord himself
commanded that anyone wanting salvation had to have this living relationship.
Acts 1:3a; Mark 16:9; Matthew 28:9; Luke 24:15; Luke 24:36; 1 Corinthians 15:5;
John 20:19; John 20:26; John 21:1; 1 Corinthians 15:6; Matthew 28:17; 1
Corinthians 15:7; Luke 24:50; Acts 9:5-6; Acts 26:14-18; Acts 18:9-10; Acts
22:17-21; Acts 23:11; Acts 26:19-23.
Jesus, a Lord of Action.
The apostle Paul knew that Jesus was alive, for when he was hard pressed the
Lord Jesus would personally intervene in his life Acts 23:11. If Jesus is not
alive and able to show himself to us, then this verse is a lie.
Like us who are already saved, Paul was a sinner saved by
grace Acts 9:3-6; 26:13-18. He was heading towards Damascus in pursuit of ardent
Disciples of Christ, with the intent of doing them great harm. At this time,
despite his great theological scriptural knowledge, he did not know the Lord
Jesus Christ was alive. Suddenly Jesus appeared to him, and asked him, "Saul,
Saul, why do you persecute me?''
This statement form the Lord clearly reinforces the truth that
he was living with those whom Paul was seeking to persecute. Moreover, you
cannot persecute a dead man!
From being an enemy of the Lord Jesus, Paul became his
servant. The Lord Jesus sent him to, and promised to rescue him from both Jews
and Gentiles. To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from
the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness from sins and a
place among those who are sanctified by faith only in Jesus; a living Jesus.
Several times Paul was to see a living Lord Jesus Acts 18:10;
When studying Acts 23 it is vitally important to note that the
Lord Jesus did not appear to the sectarian Jews or the Romans. I wonder why that
was. Acts 23:12 will give you a clue.
Jesus, a Lord of Divine Power.
Paul was given great spiritual powers in order to do awesome works and miracles.
Paul, who knew the Lord Jesus was alive, went around doing good and playing his
part in spreading Christ's Gospel from Jerusalem to as far as Rome.
Miracles were part of the Jewish and Christian way of life, 1
Chronicles 16:12; Nehemiah 9:17; Job 5:9; Job 9:10; Psalm 77:11; Psalm 77:14;
Psalm 78:12; Psalm 105:5; Psalm 106:7; Psalm 106:22; Matthew 7:22; Matthew
11:20; Matthew 11:21; Matthew 11:23; Matthew 13:58; Matthew 24:24; Mark 6:2;
Mark 6:5; Mark 13:22; Luke 10:13; Luke 19:37; John 7:3; John 10:25; John 10:32;
John 10:38; John 14:11; John 15:24; Acts 2:22; Acts 8:13; Acts 19:11; Romans
15:19; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 12:29; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Galatians
3:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:9; Hebrews 2:4. It was never the actual miracles
performed that Jesus' opponents complained of, it was where, when, or why he did
Hated Like His Lord.
As with his Lord and Saviour, Paul's ministry was assailed with persecutions of
all kinds, physical, mental, emotional and social Acts 9:29; 13:50; 14:5, 19;
16:22; 18:12; 21:36; 22:22; 23:10; 1 Cor 4:12; 2 Cor 4:9; 11:24; 2 Tim 2:9;
The Devil and True Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ
Satan is the master of all evil and the prince of the power of the air. You will
see in 1 Thes 1:1 that he was far more concerned about the movements of three
humble men, Paul, Silas, and Timothy, than about the doings of Nero or Tiberius.
They were three ardent disciples who could be used by the Lord Jesus Christ to
shine His light into the sinful darkness of the Gentile world. These despised
heralds of mercy were Satan's most dreaded foes for they preached that Name that
makes hell tremble. They declared the righteousness against which satanic hate
always vents itself with its utmost power. With malicious glance the archenemy
watched their daily path, and with cunning hand attempted to hinder them at all
BUT, God allowed them to overcome Satan and ALL who follow
Isaiah's Messianic Prophecies. This prophet looked across the
centuries and saw the coming Messiah. Of all the great Hebrew prophets, Isaiah
has given us the most complete picture of the history, mission, titles, and
characteristics of Jesus.
History of Jesus.